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Can You Get AIDS By Performing Cpr?

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Exposure from performing CPR?

Posted by Earlymorning, 1 Reply
A few nights ago I was out with a friend and we were walking down the street when we noticed a couple of people standing in the middle of the road a bit down the way. When we got closer we realized there was another person lying on the road.... Read more »

How safe is performing oral sex now??? HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all,

If I'm HIV+, how safe is it to perform oral sex on an HIV- guy? Sometime I give him pretty intense oral and his penis has been cut (a little bleeding) ... does that make a difference? Or is the only concern being him coming into contact with... Read more »

CPR Concerns

Posted by Anonymous
Today I went to do CPR training with the American Red Cross as a requirement to renew my teaching credential.

I was concerned to see that in the opening section of their training manual, they state that people who are HIV + should request a separate... Read more »

latest dna cpr test measure down to ten copies.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i received info from a company that the dna measures down to ten copies and can be positive six days after exposure anyone else know about this?

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Oral Sex Performed on a woman of unknown status

Posted by KRBClapton, 2 Replies
Should I test after performing oral sex on a woman of unknown status if this is the only thing I have done since my negative test 142 days from my last possible exposure? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Read more »
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Scared Sick because I preformed CPR on a full blown Aids Victim

Hello, I have been scared out of my wits since July. I came upon an accident and preformed cpr on a non responsive man. I did the breaths and also used a cpr mask for protection. The victim did not survive and I found out after all was said and done...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,CPR via a mask is not a risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. HIV is not transmitted via sweat. PEP was not warranted. Your fears are unwarranted. Had you been evaluated or followed by an HIV physician specialist (which is always recommended... Read more »

CPR/First Aid restrictions in school

I am HIV+ for 10+ years (thankfully very healthy!).I work in the office of an elementary school and serve as a backup to our clinic coordinator. We are required to be certified in CPR and first aid. I recently went through this training and asked...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Congratulations on your good health and your great attitude. You are clearly an asset to the school. Now as to the CPR instructor, there's a bit more education needed there. In the entire case history of HIV/AIDS in the US, there is only one... Read more »

Risks of giving First Aid and CPR

hello dr. recently a friend(unknown if hiv positive) fell and cut a severe gash above his eye. I arrived on scene several hours later.He refused medical treatment and was in a severe drunken state. I offered him wet compresses to place against the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.When giving a person first aid, care should always be taken to avoid contact with their blood. This is important in order to avoid a possible exposure to HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other bloodborne diseases. You... Read more »

CPR test

Hi DocI just want to find about how reliable is the a CPR qualitative hiv test in detecting whether the person is infected with the hiv virus. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of HIV treatment.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bollywood Actresses to Perform at AIDS Awareness Concert in Bombay

On Saturday, several prominent Indian actresses, Celina Jaitely and Yana Gupta, and singers, Shaan and Kunal Ganjawala, will perform at an AIDS awareness concert in Bombay. MTV, the event's sponsor, said the concert aims to promote responsibility... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PLoS Medicine Examines Effectiveness of Performance-Based Funding to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

"Making Performance-Based Funding Work for Health ," PLoS Medicine : Daniel Low-Beer of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University and colleagues examined the effectiveness of performance-based funding to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Blog: Experts Discuss Performance-Based Funding for AIDS

"Global Health Policy " includes summaries and video clips from a recent event about how "AIDS donors could improve the use of data about performance in their funding decisions." Officials from the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Quality Forum Performance Measures for HIV/AIDS Care

"Information technology promises to improve health care through reporting of standardized quality-of-care measures. In 2008, the National Quality Forum (NQF) first endorsed performance measures for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS care.... Read more »